De Bakker's racket(which prestige_

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by martin, May 28, 2010.

  1. martin

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    I know he used the flexpoint prestige mp stock which seems incredible light with a sw in the low 320's but now he uses a racket with a 16 x 19 pattern.
    Is it the youtek prestige pro??
    Is this one stock also or has he some leadtape??

    Anyone knows??
     
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    You're right, Thiemo did use the retail FXP Prestige MP (you can see the retail script in the throat, not to mention the FXP dimples):

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    In early 2008, he switched to a 16x19 string pattern, and the TGK238.2 (MG Prestige mold, 16x19 string pattern, 100% graphite layup, albeit made in China), which he still uses with Youtek Prestige paint. You can faintly see the code here in the throat, and I've held his racquets before; I can confirm it.

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    So it's not the same as the retail microgel prestige pro because of the 100% graphite?

    Do you the specifcations of his racket??
    Weight and swingweight??
     
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    Precisely. In addition, the natural flexpoints of the hoop have been raised slightly to aid in heavier hitting.

    I don't have the exact specs, but when I held it, it felt like a fairly low static weight, but a high swingweight, and quite head-light.
     
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    During the Australian Open 2010 in HD I noticed his butt-cap sticker was a HEAD INTELLIGENCE so I figured he's using the i.prestige mid plus, I don't see why he would have an intelligence butt-cap on his youtek paintjob I have not bothered to follow-up I am just posting what I saw on TV.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Well I guess it's not an i.prestige since it is 16x19.
     
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    I think you are mistaken. The current "Pro Stock" butt-caps are white and black and look very similar to the old retail Intelligence butt-cap.
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    Anybody know De Bakker's Grip size?
     
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    Plus, in the large picture above, it is obvious that the racket is not iPrestige mold -- the throat shape is of the PT630 shape...
     
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